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Dr Kamaljit K Sangha works as an Outstanding Future Researcher in Ecological Economics at the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University. She has developed skills and knowledge in the trans-disciplinary area of Ecological Economics—intersecting ecological, economic, and social sciences—over the last 15-20 years. Her main research interests include:
- Understanding and highlighting the role of natural systems for human wellbeing (particularly, for Indigenous and local communities);
- Valuing ecosystems for their services (Ecosystem Services) to inform policy decision making;
- Developing Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) mechanisms for local and Indigenous communities;
- Sustainable natural resource management by integrating socio-economic and ecological perspectives;
- Understanding the role of 'country' for wellbeing of Indigenous peoples through evaluating marketable (tangible) and non-marketable (intangible) benefits, and mainstreaming those links for policy development;
- Assessing the 'true value' of the small-scale agricultural systems to promote and support sustainable, local economies;
- Informing and advocating for transitioning towards developing local, sustainable economies.
Dr Sangha has been working closely with Indigenous communities in northern Australia. She has developed an Indigenous ecosystem services specific framework, applying the capability approach and suggesting two-way relationships between land and people. She has developed innovative methods to evaluate ecosystem services from local and Indigenous perspectives.
Dr Sangha has published >90 articles in various national and international journals and conference proceedings.
Central Queensland University
2000 → 2004
Award Date: 19 Jul 2004
Part-time Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland, Qld2011 → 2014
Lecturer, James Cook University2006 → 2010
Natural Resource Economist, James Cook University2004 → 2006
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31/03/21 → 31/03/22
Scoping the potential of integrating unmanned aerial systems into health care delivery in the Northern Territory
30/09/20 → 1/03/21
Start-up 2020: Identifying research partnerships to scope NT economy for sustainable future development
13/07/20 → 12/05/21
Assessing the value of ecosystem services delivered by prescribed fire management in Australian tropical savannasSangha, K., Evans, J., Edwards, A., Russell-Smith, J., Fisher, R., Yates, C. & Costanza, R., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Ecosystem Services.
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Sangha, K., Edwards, A. & Russell-Smith, J., Apr 2021, Hazard note, 94, p. 1-4 4 p.
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Indigenous expertise is reducing bushfires in northern Australia. It’s time to consider similar approaches for other disastersSangha, K., Edwards, A. & Rioli, W., 25 Feb 2021, The Conversation.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Article
Integrating Capabilities and Ecosystem Services Approaches to evaluate Indigenous connections with nature in a global biodiversity hotspot of Western Ghats, India}Sangha, K. & Balasubramanian, M., Jun 2021, In: Global Ecology and Conservation. 27, 17 p., e01546.
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